april, 2024

18apr7:00 pmYAGP 25th Anniversary Gala Performance and DinnerSEE THE FUTURE OF DANCE TODAY! 25 years ago, Youth America Grand Prix (YAGP) changed the way the dance world looks for talent. Today, it is the #1 source of talented dancers for the world's dance schools and companies, with 450 YAGP alumni dancing in 80 companies around the globe, including The Royal Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theatre.

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The YAG 25th ANNIVERSARY GALA is a spectacular evening of dance featuring a stellar international cast from the world’s leading dance companies. See electrifying young dance talent (“Stars of Tomorrow”) share the stage with today’s most celebrated dance stars (“Stars of Today”).

Proceeds from the Gala will go directly toward scholarships for gifted young dance students who wish to pursue a professional career in dance – and to help YAG’s efforts to help displaced Ukrainian dance students.

Program features two World Premieres; one by James Whiteside with American Ballet Theatre’s Isabella Boylston, Catherine Hurlin, and Jake Roxander, and live accompaniment by pianist Matthew Whitaker; a second World Premiere by Maria Konrad, with Alonzo King LINES Ballet’s Adji Cissoko and English National Ballet’s Vsevolod Maievskyi, with music by Karen LeFrak.

Stuttgart Ballet’s Elisa Badenes, Mackenzie Brown, and Gabriel Figueredo will make their New York stage debut’s, as will Mariinsky Ballet’s May Nagahisa and Paris Opera Ballet’s Bianca Scudamore.

An elegant Gala dinner will follow with chairs Paul Arnhold and Wes Gordon, Elissa Brenner, Chelsea Clinton, Melanie Hamrick, Rebecca Hessel Cohen, Courtney Davis, Wes Gordon, Aly Gradone, Sarah Hoover, Marcella Hymowitz, Carrie Kaufman, Lindsay Kraus, Candice Miller, Colby Mugrabi, Grace Pomeranc, Lilah Ramzi, Emily Reifel, Indre Rockefeller, Priya Shukla, Lesley Thompson Vecsler, Lina Wallach, Barbara Tober, and Virginia Wettlaufer Tomenson.

Gala Benefit Dinner tickets are sold separately. Kindly visit the link below for more information. 



David H. Koch Theater, Lincoln Center



Youth America Grand PrixDave Gentile 417 5th Ave 5th floor, New York, NY, 10016